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CN ON: Parents Of Epileptic Girl Want Marijuana Oil Legal

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 07:00
The Western Star, 11 May 2015 - Gwenevere Repetski turns three next month and she is finally able to crawl, a milestone her parents thought they would never see. She was just an infant when she was diagnosed with epilepsy, a debilitating neurological disorder that has left her developmentally delayed.

US OH: Marijuana Issue Spurs Concern

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 07:00
Dayton Daily News, 12 May 2015 - Ohio Lawmaker Calls Ballot Initiative Bad Public Policy. State lawmakers are discussing political strategies to blunt ResponsibleOhio as the campaign gets closer to putting a constitutional amendment before voters this fall to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational uses.

CN BC: Pot Seller Welcomes Regulation

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 07:00
Vancouver Courier, 08 May 2015 - 'Edibles' banned in proposed city rules If city council decides to regulate the growing number of marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver, that will mean an end to all marijuana goods sold in pot shops.

US WA: End War On Drugs By Letting States Decide

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 07:00
The Columbian, 10 May 2015 - Howard Wooldridge, a Washington lobbyist, is a former detective and forever Texan on an important mission - trying to persuade the 535 members of Congress to end the federal war on marijuana. Liberals tend to be an easier sell than conservatives. With liberals, Wooldridge dwells on the grossly racist way the war on drugs has been prosecuted. "The war on drugs," he tells them, "has been the most immoral policy since slavery and Jim Crow."

CN BC: Broad Debate Urged On Pot Dispensaries

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 11 May 2015 - B.C. communities are submitting a resolution for discussion at Federation of Canadian Municipalities convention next month Lower Mainland municipalities want the support of other Canadian jurisdictions as they push for a national debate on the regulation of marijuana dispensaries.

CN ON: Parents Want Marijuana Oil Treatment To Be Made Legal

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 07:00
The Daily Courier, 11 May 2015 - Ontario parents of epileptic girl using same treatment that has worked so well for Summerland family THORNHILL, Ont. - Gwenevere Repetski turns three next month and she is finally able to crawl, a milestone her parents thought they would never see. She was just an infant when she was diagnosed with epilepsy, a debilitating neurological disorder that has left her developmentally delayed.

CN ON: Dogs Can Detect Visitors' Contraband

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:00
Kingston Whig-Standard, 09 May 2015 - Canines work at sniffing out drugs, firearms and ammunition at area penitentiaries A visitor who once tried to smuggle some drugs into an area correctional institution appeared to be drug-free to correctional service officers, but one of the institution's drug-sniffing dogs didn't think so.

CN BC: City Mulls Medical Marijuana Shops

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:00
North Shore News, 08 May 2015 - Licence request sparks pot dispensary debate The City of North Vancouver is mulling a business licence application from a resident who is strongly intent on opening the first medical marijuana dispensary in the community.

US MD: Running From Police Is the Norm, Some in Baltimore Say

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:00
New York Times, 11 May 2015 - BALTIMORE - Some do it because there are warrants for their arrest. Others because they possess drugs, are seeking a thrill, or are just plain scared. Sometimes people do it even when they have done nothing wrong. Young men in the heavily policed neighborhood where 25-year-old Freddie Gray was chased by the police - and suffered fatal injuries in custody - say running from officers is a way of life with its own playbook, passed down on the streets in much the way a young girl learns double dutch by watching others on the block.

US CA: Pot Ordinance Fate In Judges' Hands

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:00
Appeal-Democrat, 11 May 2015 - Now that Yuba County's marijuana cultivation ordinance - at least for now - has moved from public hearings to the courtroom, its fate will rest more on judges than county supervisors. There still is a possible third front in the opponents' fight - that being voting booths. The process has already started for a would-be recall election against Supervisor Andy Vasquez, there have been threats against others and opponents still have the option of trying to place an initiative on the ballot.

US VI: Nelson To Act Swiftly On Marijuana Legislation

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:00
The Virgin Islands Daily News, 11 May 2015 - Beyond Legalizing Medical Use, Senator Wants to Decriminalize Growing Small Amount for Personal Use ST. CROIX - Sen. Terrence Nelson says he intends to move forward quickly with medical marijuana legislation - and other legislation dealing with marijuana - after returning in late April from a fact- finding trip to Washington and Colorado.

US VI: While Mapp Mum on P.R. Pot Law, Nelson Says Legalize It

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:00
The Virgin Islands Daily News, 11 May 2015 - ST. CROIX - A decision by Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla - who issued an executive order a week ago directing the Puerto Rico health department to authorize the use of some or all controlled substances or derivatives of the cannabis plant for medical use there - - brought the question of medical marijuana much closer to the territory. Government House spokeswoman Kim Jones said that V.I. Gov. Kenneth Mapp had no comment on Garcia's move.

CN BC: Grieving Dad Doesn't Want Others To Feel His Great Pain

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:00
Penticton Herald, 07 May 2015 - Shy, anxious, depressed 18-year-old accidentally overdosed on heroin Heroin killed his daughter, and now a grieving Penticton father is sharing her story in the hopes it will save a life. Coroners have tentatively determined Chloe Highley, 18, died on April 26 after accidentally overdosing on the drug, according to her father, Danny. "Young people need to be aware of the potentially fatal effects of heroin," he said in an interview Wednesday at the family's spacious Pineview-area home.

CN BC: Column: Nelson Grapples With Pot Dispensaries

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:00
Nelson Star, 08 May 2015 - City Needs a Comprehensive Plan to Deal With the Potential Influx of Marijuana-Selling Establishments According to Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak, if there's one local issue that's more polarizing than the recently overturned downtown dog ban, it's the growing concern around the implications of marijuana legalization.

US: Pot Retailers Fear Being Taxed Out Of Business

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 10 May 2015 - Federal Deductions Barred Legal Enterprises Hurt by an Old Law Aimed at Preventing Drug Dealers From Claiming Tax Write-Offs DENVER - Money was pouring into Bruce Nassau's five Colorado marijuana shops when his accountant called with the bad news: The 2014 tax season was approaching, and Nassau could not rely on the galaxy of deductions that other businesses use to reduce their tax bills. He was going to owe the Internal Revenue Service a small fortune.

CN ON: Column: How Did Lisi Case Ever Get To Court?

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 09 May 2015 - Pair Acquitted in Minor Drug Case, Which Would Have Gone Unnoticed Without the Rob Ford Connection "I'm shy." Those were the first two words offered by Sandro Lisi after he and co-accused Jamshid Bahrami were found not guilty by a judge Friday on a slew of itsy-bitsy drug charges, including trafficking in marijuana. To be precise, 288 grams of marijuana.

US WA: Activist Calls State Out on Safety of Recreational

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 10 May 2015 - Supporter of Medical Marijuana Doesn't Want Cannabis Patients in Same System Seated at a desk inside his downtown Seattle hotel room, Dr. Gil Mobley pulled out a sterile field surgery kit, snapped on latex gloves and pulled a mask over his face.

US: Marijuana Merchants Face Another Federal Obstacle: High

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:00
New York Times, 10 May 2015 - DENVER - Money was pouring into Bruce Nassau's five Colorado marijuana shops when his accountant called with the bad news: The 2014 tax season was approaching, and Mr. Nassau could not rely on the galaxy of deductions that other businesses use to reduce their tax bills. He was going to owe the Internal Revenue Service a small fortune. "I had to write a check for $275,000," Mr. Nassau said. "Unbelievable."

US: Marijuana Merchants Face Another Federal Obstacle: High

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 10 May 2015 - Typical Write-Offs Denied by IRS DENVER - Money was pouring into Bruce Nassau's five Colorado marijuana shops when his accountant called with the bad news: The 2014 tax season was approaching, and Nassau could not rely on the galaxy of deductions that other businesses use to reduce their tax bills.

CN ON: Editorial: Police Board's Restraint a Lesson for Others

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:00
Packet & Times, 07 May 2015 - Too often, those in charge of the public purse strings seem to spend like a carefree teenager with his first credit card; it's why governments at every level seem to rack up debilitating deficits. With that in mind, the Orillia Police Services Board (OPSB) deserves credit for showing restraint this week, opting to follow protocol in making a difficult decision to turn down a well-intentioned request for $10,678 to help produce a drug-prevention film.